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Events

 

January 2018

Jan. 1:  Atlantic Plunge annual charity event in Kennebunk at Gooch’s Beach 11 a.m. 

Jan. 24: Chamber After Hours at Salt & Honey, Kennebunkport. 

Jan. 30:  “Frosted” Ice Bar at The Boathouse. Kick-off even to Paint the Town Red month. 

Ice skating at the Waterhouse Center (also Roger’s Pond, Kennebunk, and Crow Hill, Kennebunkport)

Sledding at the Sea Road sledding hill in Kennebunk, Consolidated School in Kennebunkport, and Laudholm Farm in Wells

 

 

February 2018

Paint the Town Red festivities all month long. 

Feb. 10: Skate Date Ice Skating 4-6 pm. at the Waterhouse Center

Feb. 17: Avalanche Ice Bar Party at Old Vines Wine Bar, Kennebunk. 

Feb. 23:  Winter Wildlife Day & Snow Day at Laudholm Farm. Lots of family fun. 

Feb 28: Chamber After Hours at Distinctive Tile & Stoneworks, Kennebunk. 

 

March 2018

March 13:  Annual Job Fair, 2-5 p.m. at Kennebunk Town Hall. Free. 

March 17: Annual Concert and Supper at Christ Church, 4pm, Kennebunk. 

March 21: Chamber After Hours at Hancock Lumber, Kennebunk. 

March 24:  Easter Egg Hunt at Kennebunk Elementary School

 

April 2018

April 12:  DRIVEN Women, 6 p.m. at On the Marsh Bistro.

April 20:  Celebrate Earth Day at Laudholm Farm. Family- friendly, fun and free. 

April 21:  Women’s Spring Expo 2018 at the Nonantum Resort from 1-5 p.m.

April 21:  Celebrate Science and Earth Day at the Waterhouse Center, Kennebunk. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free, hosted by the Planeteers of Southern Maine

April 25: Chamber After Hours at Atria, Kennebunk. 

April 29:  11th Anniversary Spring Ride for the Troops. Bentley’s Saloon, Arundel. 

 

May 2018

May 4: 18th Annual Auction-Kennebunk Derby Race for Conservation-Kennebunk Land Trust, Johnson Hall. 

May 5:  May Day, Downtown Kennebunk. kennebunkmaine.us

May 5:  Kennebunk Farmers Market opens in Garden Street parking lot, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

May 5:  Faerie Festival, Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org

May 5:  Opening Day & Community Appreciation Day at the Seashore Trolley Museum. trolleymuseum.org

May 5:  Kentucky Derby Parties. Bentley’s Saloon, Arundel. and Old Vines Wine Bar, Kennebunk.

May 12: Shipyard Maine Coast Half Marathon and Bosom Buddy Relay 

May 13: Shipyard Maine Coast Marathon 

May 14-20: Eat the Kennebunks, a weeklong culinary celebration of the Kennebunks. 

May 16: Chamber After Hours at Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport and Kennebunk Rotary Club’s Annual Scholarship Auction. 

May 19:  Run/Walk to End Hunger (5K run or 2M walk) 

May 26-27-28:  Veterans Appreciation Weekend. Seashore Trolley Museum

May 27: Celebration of seven seasons of MaineStage Shakespeare. Day Camp in Lafayette Park. Evening performance at the Kennebunk High School Theater. Free and open to all. 

May 28: Kennebunkport Memorial Day parade, 9:30 a.m. in Dock Square

May 28: Kennebunk Memorial Day parade at 2 p.m. in downtown Kennebunk

 

June 2018

June 3: Kennebunk Beach Classic 5K 

June 4-9: The new Kennebunkport Festival Food/Wine/Art. Kennebunkport. 

June 10: Kennebunks Tour de Cure. Passes through Kennebunk from 7a.m.-1p.m.

June 13: Chamber After Hours at White Columns, Kennebunkport.

June: 13-17: LAUNCH! Maritime Festival

June 16: Sailors & Sirens Costume 5K

June 16-17: Kennebunkport Chalk Fest, 32 North St. Kennebunkport

June 15-17:  Art Guild of the Kennebunks show at the Community House in Kennebunkport. 

June 23: Wyatt Frost Run & Family Fun Walk 11a.m-2p.m. Kennebunk Elementary School

June 25:  Chamber Benefit Golf Tournament at Dutch Elm Golf Club, 12 p.m. 

 

July 2018

July 4:  Fireworks set off from Narragansett Point, Kennebunk, around 9:15 p.m. Free.

July 4: Goose Rocks Beach 5K

July 8: KBIA Road Race 5K / Kids 1K Fun Run

July 11: Chamber After Hours at Bentley’s Saloon, Arundel. 

July 13: Kennebunk Free Library 5K 

July 14:  Wounded Heroes Ride. Bentley’s Saloon, Arundel. 

July 15:  Moxie Day at Seashore Trolley Museum. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Come, see and taste all things Moxie. 

July 19: Affairs to Remember, auction and refreshments. The Casino at the River Club, Kennebunkport. 

July 22:  Summer Splash Art Show at The Colony Hotel by the Art Guild of the Kennebunks, live music, wine bar and a fundraiser for their annual scholarship program. 

July 26:  Music on Main, Portland Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m. at the Waterhouse Center, Kennebunk. Free.

July 28: Nicole’s 5K Run/Walk 

 

August 2018

Aug. 4:  West Kennebunk Family Fun Day 

Aug. 7:  National Night Out with Kennebunk Police Department, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Waterhouse Center, Kennebunk

Aug. 9:  Kennebunk Rotary BBQ, 5 p.m. at the Waterhouse Center, Kennebunk

Aug. 15: Chamber After Hours, a Downtown Kennebunk block party, hosted by Gorham Savings Bank. 

Aug. 17:  Battle of the Bands under the tent at On the Marsh, a benefit for the Seashore Trolley Museum. 

Aug. 18: Spurling Charity 5K 

Aug. 19: Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Summerfest (1K/5K/10K/13.1K/26.2)

Aug. 20:  Summer Fest. Kennebunkport Conservation Trust

 

September 2018

Sept. 7-9:  Art Guild of the Kennebunks show at the Community House in Kennebunkport. 

Sept. 8-9:  31st annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, Laudholm Farms, Wells. 

Sept. 9:  Strut Your Mutt benefit walk at Mother’s Beach. 11 a.m. 

Sept.15:  Arundel Heritage Day, corner of Rt. 111 and Limerick Road, Arundel. Crafts, food, music, agricultural and historical displays.

Sept. 26: Chamber After Hours at Huntington Common, Kennebunk. 

Sept. 29:  16th annual Punkinfiddle Family Festival at Laudholm Farms, Wells. 

 

October 2018

Oct. 3:  CONNECT nonprofit fair, 4-6 p.m. at Livewell Center, Kennebunk. Free.

Oct. 6:  Coastal Kitchen Tour throughout Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. 

Oct. 13:  HarvestFest, Kennebunk. 

Oct. 13: Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Trail Fest (1K/ 5K/10K/13.1K/26.2) 

Oct. 17: Chamber After Hours at On the Marsh Bistro, Kennebunk. 

Oct. 21: Wicked 5K 

Oct. 31: Trick-or-treating at local businesses, 4-6 p.m. No set time in residential neighborhoods.

 

November 2018

Nov. 3:  West Kennebunk Holiday Fair, Dorothy Stevens Community Center. 

Nov. 14: Chamber After Hours 

Nov. 24:  Pajama Shopping Day at participating stores around Kennebunk and Kennebunkport.

Nov. 24:  Kennebunk Tree Lighting, 5:30 p.m. Main Street

Nov. 29:  Christmas Prelude (through Dec. 9) sponsored by the KBA. 

Nov. 30: Kennebunkport-Dock Square Tree Lighting. Dock Square 5:30

Nov. 30: Cape Porpoise Lobster Trap Tree Lighting in Cape Porpoise Square 7 p.m.

 

December 2018

Dec. 1-9:  Christmas Prelude

Dec. 1: 13th Annual Hat Parade at 3 p.m., Kennebunkport/Lower Village Kennebunk. 

Dec. 1:  West Kennebunk tree lighting

Dec. 1:  Arundel tree lighting

Dec. 1: Christmas Candlelight Carolling at the Franciscan Monastery, Kennebunk 6:30

Dec. 7-8:  Fire & Ice at the Nonantum Resort (adults only 21+), indoor/outdoor event. 

Dec. 7: Kennebunkport-Dock Square Tree Lighting, Dock Square 5:30

Dec. 12: Chamber After Hours at Kennebunk Savings Operations Center, Kennebunk. 

Dec. 31:  New Year’s Eve celebrations include the Wild Blueberry Drop in downtown Kennebunk. 

 

ONGOING EVENTS

KENNEBUNK FARMERS MARKET: Garden Street parking lot, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 6-November 

COMMUNITY MARKET of the KENNEBUNKS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the Waterhouse Center, Kennebunk, May through November.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in Lafayette Park, June-August. Free.

ART TRAIL OPEN GALLERIES: 5-7 p.m. June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Dec. 8 at participating galleries | www.GoKennebunks.com

CHAMBER AFTER HOURS: 5-7 p.m. on every third Wednesdays of the month at various host locations | www.GoKennebunks.com

CRUISIN’ NIGHT TUESDAYS at BENTLEY’S SALOON: Every Tuesday (May through September) at 5 p.m. to dusk.  “We welcome all cars at our shows”